Platform activities

On 23 April 2018, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform organised a forum entitled European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: International Perspectives.

The Cultural Diplomacy Platform aimed at looking at the main themes of the EYCH with an international perspective, by inviting speakers coming from 11 countries from outside and inside Europe. The Forum gathered about 250 participants and was a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, expertise and latest cultural heritage approaches between the EU and its strategic partners.

  • Access the programme of the Forum here
  • Access the biographies of our speakers here

The third panel discussion was entitled Innovation in Cultural Heritage – Diverse Outlooks with:

Panel moderated by Jasper Visser.

 

Here are the highlights of the third panel discussion on Innovation in Cultural Heritage – Diverse Outlooks:

Birgit de Boissezon, DG RTD:
“It’s rather creating a space where experimentation is possible and where we can actually learn from other regions.”
Ratish Nanda, Aga Khan Trust for Culture:
“We need to demonstrate how, through culture, we can understand each other, and thus, understand and appreciate each other.”
Andrew S. Potts, Nixon Peabody LLP:
“Cultural heritage is an indispensable feature of sustainable and resilient cities.”
Belinda Yuen, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovation Cities:
“Cultural heritage can play an important role, it is an important ingredient in sustaining the connective health and well-being of people.”